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       daisy-player - player for DAISY Digital Talking Books or Audio-CD's


       daisy-player [directory_with_a_Daisy-structure |
       Daisy_book_archive] [-c cdrom_device] [-d ALSA_sound_device] [-i]
       [-n | -y]


       Daisy-player  reads  a  Daisy-CD and plays the audio-files.  DAISY versions 2.02 and 3 are
       currently supported, as well as volumes with multiple books.

       Daisy-player also can play Audio-CD's  and  tries  to  get  CD-information  from  a  cddb-

       A  list  of items on the Daisy-CD or Audio-CD will appear. Press <ENTER> to start playing.
       When reading of an item has finished, daisy-player will play the next item and the  cursor
       will  automatically  skip  to that item, so that an attached braille-terminal will display
       the name of that item.


              One could also give a directory with a daisy structure as argument to daisy-player.

              One could also give a file in ZIP-format with a daisy  structure  as   argument  to

       -c cdrom_device
              Use  DEVICE  as the CD device. DEVICE is the device special file name of the CD-ROM
              device. The default is /dev/sr0.

       -d ALSA_sound_device
              Daisy-player will play on this sound device. Default is "hw:0".

       -i     Ignore reading of the bookmark.

       -n     Don't fetch cddb-information of an Audio-CD from the internet.

       -y     Fetch cddb-information of an Audio-CD from the internet.


       The name and version of this program and the name of the author  will  be  displayed  left
       aligned  at  the  top of the screen. The name of the current loaded book will be displayed
       right aligned.

       The second row of the screen will display the number of pages of the current  loaded  book
       (if  any),  the  current  selected level and the total number of levels, the total playing
       time, the current displayed screen and the total number of screens.

       The next rows will display the title of the item,  the  first  page  of  the  item  within
       brackets  (if  there  are  pages)  and  the  playing  time. Items in higher levels will be
       indented. (Three spaces each level.) When "just playing this item" is active, a  "J"  will
       be viewed at the first column of that item.


       Daisy-player recognizes the following keyboard-commands:

       cursor down,2
              move cursor to the next item

       cursor up,8
              move cursor to the previous item

       cursor right,6
              skip to next phrase

       cursor left,4
              skip to previous phrase

              view next screen

              view previous screen

       enter  Start playing

              pause/resume playing

       home,* play on normal speed

       /      search for a label

       d      store current item to disk

       D,-    decrease playing speed

       e,.    stop playing and eject

       f      find the currently playing item and place the cursor there

       g      go to time in this item or song (MM:SS)

       G (DAISY-CD)
              go to page number (if any)

       h,?    give this help

       j,5    just play current item and place a "J" at the first column.

       l      switch to next level

       L      switch to previous level

       n      search forewards

       N      search backwards

       o      select next output sound device

       p      place a bookmark

       q      quit daisy-player. The playing-point will be saved as bookmark.

       s      stop playing

       U,+    increase playing speed


       Daisy-player  uses  the  sox-library  and  the ALSA sound-driver for audio-output. On some
       systems daisy-player quits with the message that the soundcard cannot  be  used.  I  don't
       know how to solve this problem yet, sorry.

       When  playing  an  Audio-CD  skip-left  and  skip-right  react a little late. The same for
       commands like 'U', 'D' and HOME.


       Daniel Veillard <>
              for the XML2 library.

       Kim Nilsson <>


              This directory contains the bookmarks in XML-format. . Each file has  the  name  of
              the book and contains the name of the current item, the start-time of that item and
              the current level.

              This file, in XML-format, contains the name of the desired  audio  device  and  the
              desired playing speed.


       cddbget(1), unar(1), eject(1), udisksctl(1)


       Jos Lemmens <>


       Copyright (C)2003-2015 Jos Lemmens <>

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